Patents by Inventor Takashi Inoue

Takashi Inoue has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11913917
    Abstract: An autosampler includes a retention path for injecting a sample into a mobile phase that flows through an analysis path to a column, the retention path including a needle at a downstream end and holding the sample, an injection path including a port at an upstream end for injecting into the analysis path, the sample injected from the needle into the port, a low-pressure path having an upstream end connected to a pump, and a valve that can switch between a first state in which an upstream analysis path and a downstream analysis path are connected and a downstream end of the low-pressure path and an upstream end of the retention path are connected and a second state in which the upstream analysis path and the upstream end of the retention path are connected and the downstream end of the injection path and the downstream analysis path are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Watanabe, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11913452
    Abstract: A screw compressor includes a screw rotor, a gate rotor, and a speed adjuster. The screw rotor has an outer peripheral surface with a plurality of screw grooves. The screw rotor is configured to be rotated. The gate rotor has a plurality of teeth. A ratio T/S of a number T of the teeth to a total number S of the screw grooves is greater than or equal to 2.5. The gate rotor meshes with the screw rotor. The speed adjuster is configured to adjust a rotational speed of the screw rotor. Rotation of the screw rotor at an angle greater than 180° allows the screw compressor to perform a stroke from start of compression to completion of discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Hideyuki Gotou, Hiromichi Ueno
  • Patent number: 11913836
    Abstract: A dispersion measurement apparatus includes a pulse forming unit, a correlation optical system, a beam splitter, an operation unit, an imaging unit, a spatial filter unit, and a photodetector. The pulse forming unit forms a light pulse train including light pulses having time differences and different center wavelengths. The beam splitter branches the light pulse train passed through a measurement object. The imaging unit disperses one light pulse train and images each light pulse. The spatial filter unit extracts light of a partial region of the other light pulse train. The correlation optical system outputs correlation light including a cross-correlation or an autocorrelation of the extracted light. The photodetector detects a temporal waveform of the correlation light. The operation unit estimates a wavelength dispersion amount in the measurement object based on a feature value of the temporal waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo Watanabe, Hisanari Takahashi, Kyohei Shigematsu, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11899201
    Abstract: A vehicular head-up display that is provided in a vehicle and is configured to display a predetermined image to an occupant of the vehicle includes: a housing that has an opening upward; a transparent cover that covers the opening of the housing; a picture generation section; and a cleaner that is configured to clean an outer surface of the transparent cover. The picture generation section includes: a picture generation unit that is provided inside an accommodation portion formed with the housing and the transparent cover in order to emit light for generating the predetermined image; and a reflection unit that reflects light so that light emitted by the picture generation unit heads toward a windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Noriko Sato, Kouhei Murata
  • Patent number: 11894824
    Abstract: Laser-marked packaged surface acoustic wave devices are provided. The laser-marked packaged surface acoustic wave device may include a package structure encapsulating a surface acoustic wave device on a first side of a piezoelectric substrate. The opposite side of the piezoelectric substrate can be directly marked using a laser. The laser may be a deep ultraviolet laser. By directly marking the piezoelectric substrate itself, the use of a separate marking film can be avoided, making the packaged surface acoustic wave device thinner. When the laser has a wavelength readily absorbed by the piezoelectric substrate, a relatively shallow marking may be made in the piezoelectric substrate. The markings can extend less than 1 micrometer into the piezoelectric substrate, so as not to affect the structural integrity of the piezoelectric substrate or the operation of the packaged surface acoustic wave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Ann Koo, Takashi Inoue, Vivian Sing Zhi Lee, Ping Yi Tan
  • Publication number: 20240003744
    Abstract: A dispersion measurement apparatus includes a pulse forming unit, a correlation optical system, a photodetection unit, and an operation unit. The pulse forming unit forms a light pulse train including a plurality of light pulses having time differences and center wavelengths different from each other from a measurement target light pulse output from a pulsed laser light source. The correlation optical system receives the light pulse train output from the pulse forming unit and outputs correlation light including a cross-correlation or an autocorrelation of the light pulse train. The photodetection unit detects a temporal waveform of the correlation light output from the correlation optical system. The operation unit estimates a wavelength dispersion amount of the pulsed laser light source based on a feature value of the temporal waveform of the correlation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Kyohei SHIGEMATSU, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230384624
    Abstract: An iterative Fourier transform unit of a modulation pattern calculation apparatus performs a Fourier transform on a waveform function including an intensity spectrum function and a phase spectrum function, performs a replacement of a temporal intensity waveform function based on a desired waveform after the Fourier transform, and then performs an inverse Fourier transform. The iterative Fourier transform unit performs the replacement using a result of multiplying a function representing the desired waveform by a coefficient. The coefficient has a value with which a difference between the function after the multiplication of the coefficient and the temporal intensity waveform function after the Fourier transform is smaller than a difference before the multiplication, and a ratio of the difference is smaller when an intensity is higher at each time of the function before the multiplication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Takashi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11821793
    Abstract: A dispersion measurement apparatus includes a pulse forming unit, a correlation optical system, a photodetection unit, and an operation unit. The pulse forming unit forms a light pulse train including a plurality of light pulses having time differences and center wavelengths different from each other from a measurement target light pulse output from a pulsed laser light source. The correlation optical system receives the light pulse train output from the pulse forming unit and outputs correlation light including a cross-correlation or an autocorrelation of the light pulse train. The photodetection unit detects a temporal waveform of the correlation light output from the correlation optical system. The operation unit estimates a wavelength dispersion amount of the pulsed laser light source based on a feature value of the temporal waveform of the correlation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo Watanabe, Kyohei Shigematsu, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11821878
    Abstract: An autosampler includes an injection port for supplying a sample to an analysis device, a needle that collects the sample stored in a vial and injects the sample into the injection port, a cleaning unit that cleans the needle and a gas exhaust fan. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning container which stores a cleaning liquid and into which the needle is inserted, and a unit main body that has a space for storing the cleaning container and receiving the cleaning liquid overflowing from the cleaning container, and a unit gas exhaust passage for exhausting gas in the space outwardly of the cleaning unit. The unit main body has a unit opening through which the needle passes when accessing the cleaning container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Ando, Takashi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230361657
    Abstract: An integrated unit, includes a drive device, and a control device which is fixed to the drive device and is configured to control the drive device. The control device includes a guide pin protruding toward the drive device. The drive device includes a guide hole through which the guide pin is inserted. The control device is fixed to the drive device with the guide pin inserted through the guide hole. The drive device includes a protective wall which covers at least a part of the guide pin with the control device fixed to the drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi INOUE, Shinichi YATAKA
  • Publication number: 20230356271
    Abstract: To save washing water, a container washing facility for washing an inner surface of a can (2) before the can (2) is filled with a material includes a conveyor (9) that conveys the can (2) at least in a posture of being inverted with an opening (2a) of the can (2) facing downward, a cleaning air jetting unit (10) located along a conveying path of the can (2) conveyed by the conveyor (9) to jet cleaning air to the inner surface of the can (2) through the opening (2a) of the can (2) while the can (2) is being conveyed, and a washing water jetting unit (11) located along the conveying path of the can (2) conveyed by the conveyor (9) to jet washing water to the inner surface of the can (2) through the opening (2a) of the can (2) while the can (2) is being conveyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Naohiko Ogawa, Masashi Tanaka, Takashi Inoue, Toshiki Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11806730
    Abstract: A centrifugal separation type oil separator includes an oil separator body having a cylindrical body portion, and a bent pipe provided on an outer peripheral side of the body portion to surround the body portion in a circumferential direction, to introduce a fluid containing an oil into the oil separator body. The bent pipe includes an outer wall portion extending in the circumferential direction of the body portion and expanding radially outward from the body portion, and an inner wall portion extending along the outer wall portion and blocking an open part of the outer wall portion. The outer wall portion and the inner wall portion are formed by different members. An upper side of the body portion is open. The oil separator body has an upper cover blocking an open portion of the body portion. The inner wall portion and the upper cover are formed by an integral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Uemura
  • Publication number: 20230349868
    Abstract: A column accommodation device (1) includes a housing in which a column accommodation space (4) is provided, and a chip column (6) having a plate-shape and having an internal flow path (40) filled with a separation medium (41) is accommodated in the column accommodation space (4). An outer surface of the chip column (6) is provided with openings (42) respectively communicating with both ends of the internal flow path. Inside of the column accommodation space (4) is provided with a guide (18) for guiding the chip column (6) to a predetermined position. The column accommodation device (1) includes a seal device (32) for connecting and releasing pipes (44) to and from the openings (42) of the chip column (6), and a controller (46) configured to perform operation control of the seal device (32), and the controller (46) is configured to fluidly connect the pipes (44) with respect to the openings (42) of the chip column (6) when it is determined that the chip column (6) is arranged at the predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Shotaro ANDO, Takashi INOUE, Tsutomu WATANABE, Hiroyuki MINATO, Nobumitsu FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230333007
    Abstract: A dispersion measurement apparatus includes a pulse forming unit, an imaging unit, and an operation unit. The pulse forming unit forms a light pulse train including a plurality of light pulses having time differences and center wavelengths different from each other from a light pulse output from a pulsed laser light source. The imaging unit includes an image sensor capable of performing imaging at an imaging interval shorter than a minimum peak interval of the light pulse train, and images a light pulse train passed through a measurement object to generate imaging data. The operation unit receives the imaging data, detects a temporal waveform of the light pulse train for each pixel of the image sensor, and estimates a wavelength dispersion amount of the measurement object for each pixel of the image sensor based on a feature value of the temporal waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Hisanari TAKAHASHI, Kyohei SHIGEMATSU, Takashi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11784622
    Abstract: Methods for making laser-marked packaged surface acoustic wave devices are provided. The method may include directly marking a surface of a piezoelectric substrate, where the opposite surface of the piezoelectric substrate includes a package structure encapsulating a surface acoustic wave device. The method may include exposing the surface of the piezoelectric substrate to light from a deep ultraviolet laser. By using a wavelength readily absorbed by the piezoelectric substrate, a relatively shallow marking may be made in the piezoelectric substrate. The markings may extend less than 1 micrometer into the piezoelectric substrate, and do not affect the structural integrity of the piezoelectric substrate or the operation of the packaged surface acoustic wave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Ann Koo, Takashi Inoue, Vivian Sing Zhi Lee, Ping Yi Tan
  • Patent number: 11777465
    Abstract: Packaged surface acoustic wave devices are provided. The packaged surface acoustic wave devices are relatively thin and can have a height of less than 220 micrometers. The packaged surface acoustic wave device includes a photosensitive resin over a conductive structure which may be formed by a plating process. The conductive structure may overlie a cavity-defining structure encapsulating a surface acoustic wave device, the cavity-defining structure including walls and a roof. The photosensitive resin can include a phenol resin. The photosensitive resin can be relatively thin. Edge portions of a piezoelectric substrate can be free from the photosensitive resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Ann Koo, Takashi Inoue, Vivian Sing Zhi Lee, Ping Yi Tan
  • Publication number: 20230304923
    Abstract: An optical property measurement apparatus includes a pulse formation unit, a waveform measurement unit, and an optical system. The pulse formation unit is capable of changing a temporal waveform of pulsed light in accordance with a type of optical property to be measured. The waveform measurement unit measures a temporal waveform of the pulsed light output from a measurement object after being incident on the measurement object. The optical system has an attenuation unit with an attenuation rate with respect to one wavelength component constituting the pulsed light larger than an attenuation rate with respect to another wavelength component constituting the pulsed light. The optical system is capable of switching between a first state in which the attenuation unit is arranged on an optical path of the pulsed light output from the measurement object and a second state in which the attenuation unit is not arranged on the optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hisanari TAKAHASHI, Koyo WATANABE, Hiroshi SATOZONO, Kyohei SHIGEMATSU, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230304926
    Abstract: A time response measurement apparatus includes a pulse formation unit, an attenuation unit, a waveform measurement unit, and an analysis unit. The pulse formation unit generates first pulsed light including a wavelength of pump light, second pulsed light including a wavelength of probe light, and third pulsed light including the wavelength of the pump light and the wavelength of the probe light, on a common optical axis. The attenuation unit transmits the first pulsed light, the second pulsed light, and the third pulsed light output from a sample arranged on the optical axis after being incident on the sample. An attenuation rate for the pump light is larger than an attenuation rate for the probe light. The analysis unit obtains a time response of the sample based on temporal waveforms of the first pulsed light, the second pulsed light, and the third pulsed light having passed through the attenuation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hisanari TAKAHASHI, Koyo WATANABE, Hiroshi SATOZONO, Kyohei SHIGEMATSU, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230297005
    Abstract: Storage stores therein a printing rate and an ideal developer supply amount of a developer to be supplied to a development device. The ideal developer supply amount is determined according to the printing rate. A developer amount detection section detects the amount of the developer in the development device. A supply amount detection section detects an actual developer supply amount by detecting the amount of the developer supplied by the developer supply section. A comparison section compares the actual development supply amount with the ideal developer supply amount and outputs first comparison information indicating a result of comparison. An adjusting section adjusts the actual developer supply amount of the developer supply section based on the first comparison information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11762225
    Abstract: An iterative Fourier transform unit of a modulation pattern calculation apparatus performs a Fourier transform on a waveform function including an intensity spectrum function and a phase spectrum function, performs a replacement of a temporal intensity waveform function based on a desired waveform after the Fourier transform, and then performs an inverse Fourier transform. The iterative Fourier transform unit performs the replacement using a result of multiplying a function representing the desired waveform by a coefficient. The coefficient has a value with which a difference between the function after the multiplication of the coefficient and the temporal intensity waveform function after the Fourier transform is smaller than a difference before the multiplication, and a ratio of the difference is smaller when an intensity is higher at each time of the function before the multiplication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo Watanabe, Takashi Inoue